President of Cuba remembers doctors kidnapped in Kenya

HAVANA— The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, evoked the two island doctors kidnapped in Kenya, Landy Rodríguez and Assel Herrera, who are celebrating their birthdays these days. From his Twitter account, the president said that “Thursday was Assel’s birthday, Friday was Landy’s, our doctor also kidnapped in Kenya.” The head of state reiterated that efforts will not cease to return the doctors kidnapped on April 12, 2019 in the Kenyan city of Mandera, on the border with Somalia and target of attacks by the jihadist group Al Shabaab. Since then,…

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Unknown number of people trapped as building collapses in south Nigeria

ABUJA— A four-story building under construction in Nigeria’s southern state of Akwa Ibom collapsed on Saturday, leaving an unknown number of people trapped, a local official said. Located in the Plaza area of Uyo, the state capital, the building fell on another building next to it on Saturday evening, said Godwin Tepikor, coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the southern region. A combined team of responders from the NEMA and other agencies have arrived at the site to search for people trapped under the debris, said Tepikor.…

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Angola’s President Lourenco outlines plans for second term

LUANDA— President Joao Lourenco began his second five-year term in office when he was sworn in on Thursday. Lourenco won the election by 51.17 of the votes for The People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). Lourenco said he is committed to address the nation’s issues and said he would be “guided by the Constitution and laws for decision-making, for the defence and protection of minorities.” The president said his government will live up to its commitment on climate change – with concrete actions for the reduction of greenhouse…

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President mourns multiple deaths in KZN vehicle collision

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his deep sadness at the death of 19 learners and two adults in a collision between a bakkie and a truck near Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, 16 September 2022. The learners were allegedly transported on a bakkie when their vehicle collided with a truck. The President offers his condolences to all families who lost loved ones in this incident and wishes survivors a speedy and full recovery. The President said: “This is yet another sad moment for our country, following the substantial loss…

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Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding issues related to the Muslim Minority of Thrace (16.09.2022)

Turkey, once again, is attempting to interfere in the internal affairs of another state, in violation of fundamental rules of international conduct. Greece is a state governed by the Rule of Law; it respects International Law and fully abides by its international obligations under International Conventions such as the Lausanne Treaty -unlike Turkey. We do not accept exhortations from third countries like Turkey, particularly when it comes to Greek citizens. Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hellenic Republic

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Opening remarks by Deputy President David Mabuza delivered at the engagement with Traditional and Khoi-San leaders in the North West province

Opening remarks by Deputy President David Mabuza delivered at the engagement with Traditional and Khoi-San leaders in the North West province Our host, the Premier of North West Province, Rre Kaobitsa Maape and Members of the Provincial Executive Council present here today; Deputy Ministers Obed Bapela and Mcebisi Skwatsha; The Chairperson of the National House of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders, Nkosikazi Mhlauli, Ah! NoSandi! The Chairperson of the Provincial House of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders, Kgosi O.T.S. Maotwe; All Traditional Leaders present; Mayors present here today; Esteemed traditional leaders, 1.…

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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the meeting with the congressional black caucus and anti-apartheid veterans during his visit to the United States

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Dr Naledi Pandor South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States, Ms Nomaindia Mfeketo Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Ms Joyce Beatty Spokesperson of the Rainbow Push Coalition, Prof Jonathan Jackson Friends, We are extremely grateful that our friends in Congressional Black Caucus and the anti-apartheid veterans have accepted this invitation to meet with us. This meeting brings together the peoples of South Africa and the United States, who were united in the fight against apartheid in South Africa and racial…

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Ghana Marburg Outbreak Declared Over

The World Health Organization has declared an end to Ghana’s outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus after more than six weeks without any new cases. Three cases of the virus were recorded in the West African country in late June, killing two people. Marburg is a highly infectious viral hemorrhagic fever in the same family as Ebola. The symptoms of Marburg include diarrhea, fever, nausea and vomiting. Speaking at a press conference Friday in Accra, head of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, said having passed the mandatory 42-day…

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